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  1. A fold in the fabric of a garment, as a part of the design of the garment, with the purpose of adding controlled fullness or taking up excess fabric. There are many types of pleats, differing in their construction and appearance.
  2. A plait.
    1. (transitive) To form one or more pleat
      1. Noun, pleats in a piece of fabric or a garment.
    Translations: (trans-top, To form pleats in a piece of fabric or garment)
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